When Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions mean you can’t play outdoors with your friends, watching a new playground being built could be the next best thing, as two siblings from Gosnells have discovered.

Lisa Mitchell and her children Charlie and Abbi live across the road from Robinson Park, which the City of Gosnells is continuing to redevelop, amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Charlie and Abbi have enjoyed watching the transformation taking shape and waving to the construction workers during their daily walk near the park.

Work began in February and the 5.6ha site has now been cleared and levelled for the development of a community park and 42 lot residential subdivision.

Landgate, the State’s land information authority, has also approved the name of the new road through the subdivision, Moorland Loop, which recognises the ecological heritage of the area.

The new Robinson Park will feature a children’s playground including an all abilities carousal and nature play equipment, barbecues, picnic areas, path network, basketball half-court, public toilets and off-leash dog exercise area.

Mayor David Goode said he was pleased children like Charlie and Abbi would have a new park to enjoy once complete and social distancing measures had eased.

“While the Coronavirus has meant the interruption of many of our services to keep our community safe, projects such as the Robinson Park redevelopment have been able to continue with work on track for it to be completed by September,” he said.

“This is good news for the local economy and for our residents who will be able to enjoy their new community space,” he said. 

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